Family Fun Programs

May-June 2019 Programs

Registration for May-June Family Fun programs opens:
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:00am

Click on the title of a program to see all of the details, including program description, date, time, cost and location.

Programs for children 0-4 years:

Musical Babies (0-12 Months)

Are you looking to engage in a positive bonding experience with your child? Research has found “that participants in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.” McMaster University. Music provides positive messages to children and supplies us with wonderful ways to strengthen our connection. Through ‘meaningful music’, learn how you can equip yourself withmusic which works especially well for babies, toddlers and two’s. We will share songs, fingerplays, dancing, movement and utilize varied hand-held instruments to bridge a strong link between you and your child. A musical gift will be provided. Facilitated by Mrs. Tanya, Music Director of Musically Connected.

Age: 0-12 Months

Time: Thursdays 12:30-1:45pm
6 Sessions: May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 & June 6

Price: $95

Location: Bronte Room

Rock-A-Bye Babies (6-12 Months)

This interactive music program is designed to strengthen your baby’s listening skills, encourages adult and child bonding, while helping your baby to develop a sense of rhythm and beat through different musical experiences. Rock a Bye Babies introduces a variety of different music genres, playful musical activities using a variety of play props, creative movement, dancing, songs, and rhymes. Each session is different and unique, so we encourage you to register for the program more than once!.

Age: 6-12 months

Time:
1) Mondays 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
6 sessions - May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10 & June 17

2) Wednesdays 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm
7 sessions - May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12 & June 19

Price: 6 sessions - $ 75.00 | 7 sessions - $85

Location: Birch Room

Busy Fingers Busy Feet (9-12 Months)

Babies learn best by using all their senses. This program gives babies time and space to explore a variety of sensory experiences that are age appropriate, and help to strengthen babies’ understanding of their world. By encouraging babies to express themselves this stimulates further brain development, language and independence. The Educator provides the right combination of play based experience, expertise and knowledge to make this one of our most popular programs! There is also a special keepsake of your baby’s first finger painting for you to take home.

Age: 9 -12 months

Time:
1) Mondays 11:15 am -12:30 pm
6 sessions - May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10 & June 17

2) Fridays 12:30-1:45pm
7 sessions: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14 & June 21

Price: 6 sessions -  $85 | 7 sessions - $95

Location: Birch Room

Creativity in Motion (12-24 months)

Join us for a full-bodied exploration of how music and art connect in our world. Observe, explore, move, be inspired by and create with music, to music and use music to spark creativity. Come and join a musician and visual artist for this 7 week exploration of art media and how it can expand your idea of creativity. This is a class designed for full-bodied exploration with your favourite child.

Age: 12-24 months

Time: Tuesdays, 9:00am-10:15am
7 sessions - May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11 & June 18

Price: $120

Location: Hawthorne Room

 

Rhythms and Rainbows (12-18 Months)

Let’s explore the world of art! This program introduces your child to a variety of different painting techniques, art mediums (such as clay, collage, pastels), and much more. All materials used in the program are safe, nontoxic and age appropriate. Adding to the art experience children will explore music through play props, singing and dance. You and your child will be inspired by the “arts” all while engaging and spending quality time together. This is a small private class.

Age: 12-18 Months

Time:
1)
Wednesdays 11:15 am -12:30 pm
7 sessions - May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12 & June 19

2) Thursdays 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
7 sessions - May 9, May 16, Mat 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 & June 20

Price: $100

Location: Birch Room

Spring Fever (0-5 years)

It’s MUSIC to my ears! Hop on over to come to celebrate the energizing spirit of Spring! In this 2 week program, your child will ‘boost’ with happiness! Together you will both appreciate being engaged with one another as we sing, dance and you and your child will utilize musical instruments and feel the rhythm of this beautiful season! What a wonderful opportunity to allow your child to blossom! This class will be taught by our Musical Director, Mrs. Tanya where the music will be accompanied by the electric keyboard and guitar.

Age: Newborn to 5 years

Time: Wednesdays 9:15-10:15am
2 sessions - May 8 & May 15

Price: $32

Location: Bronte Room

Messing Around (18-24 Months)

Come and engage your toddler in creative exploration, and sensory experiences that will fully stimulate them! Through materials, textures, music and activities our play based learning environment and qualified staff will provide a variety of activities that promote exploration through your toddler’s senses. It will be weeks of exciting learning, experimentation, getting messy and fun. This is a small private class.

Age: 18-24 months

Time:
Mondays 9:15am-10:30am
6 sessions - May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10 & June 17

Thursdays: 10:00am-11:15am
7 sessions - May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 & June 20

Price: 6 sessions - $85 | 7 sessions -$95

Location: Birch Room

 

Creativity in Motion (24-48 months)

Join us for a full-bodied exploration of how music and art connect in our world. Observe, explore, move, be inspired by and create with music, to music and use music to spark creativity. Come and join a musician and visual artist for this 7 week exploration of art media and how it can expand your idea of creativity. This is a class designed for full-bodied exploration with your favourite child.

Age: 24-48 months

Time: Tuesdays, 10:45am-12:00pm
7 sessions - May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11 & June 18

Price: $120

Location: Hawthorne Room

Discover Together (24-60 Months)

Are you and your child curious and want to learn and discover new things together? Preschoolers’ are always asking “why” and wanting to know more about their world, Discover Together nurtures this natural curiosity through a variety of play based activities. Come explore preschool math and language and the connection between the two, as well as science, singing and lots of other exciting choices in a rich child centered environment. Children at this age like to make choices and decisions for themselves as this helps with their self-esteem and confidence, our curriculum allows children to freely express themselves and partake in activities that inspire them.

Please note: Younger siblings may attend. Please register the oldest child only up to age 5 not yet attending grade 1 Discover Together fees include 1 adult with no more than two children. For families with more than 2 children participating an additional fee will apply.

Age: 2-6 years (1 younger sibling may attend)

Time: Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am
7 sessions: May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12 & June 19

Price: $110.00

Location: Hawthorne Room

Cooking Up a Story (24-48 Months)

Join us for weekly theme stories complemented by preparing a yummy recipe. Together we will summarize each book, followed by a related activity, experiment or art project and a cooking activity! Parents assist in the recipe preparation and role model tasting new foods to encourage healthy eating habits.
younger siblings not yet crawling may attend.

Age: 24-48 months

Time: 

1) Fridays 9:30am-11:00am
7 sessions: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14 & June 21

2) Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am
7 sessions: May 4, May 11, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15 & June 22 (no class May 18 - long weekend)

Price: $110.00

Location: Hawthorne Room

Sport Kidz - Sports Totz (18-30 Months)

In this youngest age group the basics of sport are taught in a fun and constantly moving environment.  Skills such as kicking, tossing, bouncing, running, hopping, balancing and jumping. This class is completely play oriented through games, skills and obstacles. Children work at their own pace and developmental level alongside their parent, while in a group setting. 

- This class requires parent participation
- Classes are 30 minutes in length
- Classes are small for individual attention and instruction
- Each child receives a t-shirt, a group and individual photo and a certificate

Age: 18-30 months

Time:Thursdays 10:00 am -10:30 am
7 sessions: May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 & June 20

Price: $120.00

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at https://www.sportkidz.ca/

Soccer Shots Mini (24-36 Months)

Introducing Soccer Shots, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development and a Curricula aligned to the Ontario Early Learning Skills.

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.

The basis of the mini program is to introduce children to soccer in a fun and exciting way. This program offers an introduction to soccer and movement with an emphasis on balance, coordination and confidence. Repetition, high energy and celebrating achievements are critical to the mini program, therefore you will see a repeated theme throughout the season, as well as repetition of character works for several weeks.

Age: 24-36 months - Parent Participation

Time:
Mondays 9:30 am -10:05 am
7 sessions - May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24

Price: $125.00

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at www.soccershots.org/halton

Sport Kidz (30-42 Months)

In this age group children are challenged more both physically and mentally. This level is suitable for all skill levels and welcomes beginners. Children are encouraged to grow on fundamental sport skills such as running, jumping, hopping, balancing, coordination, throwing and obstacles.  More sport-specific games are introduced.

This class does require parent participation at the beginning of the program, but it is optional after week #4 for children wanting to try the class without a parent. Parents must remain in the room and close-by (main lobby) in case a child changes his/her mind about wanting a parent involved.

- Classes are 35 minutes in length
- Classes are small for individual attention and instruction
- Each child receive a t-shirt, a group and individual photo and a certificate

Age: 30-42 months

Time: Thursdays 10:45 am -11:20 am
7 sessions - May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 & June 20

Price: $120.00

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at https://www.sportkidz.ca/

Learning Letters and Numbers Through Play (30-48 Months)

Join this interactive program where children and families will build on songs, stories and rhymes using open ended materials, play props and equipment that fosters learning. Participate in gross motor activities, small group time and purposeful activities with a focus on literacy and numeracy. Families will have the opportunity to create fun and exciting activities to take home and continue the learning. Younger siblings not yet crawling may attend.

Age: 30-48 months

Time: Thursdays 9:30am – 11:00am
7 sessions - May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 & June 20

Price: $100.00

Location: Hawthorne Room

Soccer Shots Classic (36-48 Months)

Introducing Soccer Shots, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development and a Curricula aligned to the Ontario Early Learning Skills.

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such a respect, teamwork and appreciation.

The Classic program teaches the technical skills of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping and changing directions by incorporating basic moves. The focus of these sessions is to individually become skilled at possessing the soccer ball and manipulating it in different ways. Through creativity, positively, and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the classic program.

Age: 36-48 months - Child on their own

Time: Mondays 10:15 am -10:55 am
7 sessions: May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24

Price: $125.00

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at www.soccershots.org/halton

Kids Konnection (36-60 Months)

Kids Konnection is a small group setting with children aged 3 to 5 years (without their parents). Children will participate in a variety of activities, such as language through songs and stories, art, sensory play, and active play while socializing with other children, and practising basic routines that will help to prepare them for kindergarten. The Registered ECE engages the children, taking into consideration individual personalities, learning styles and interests of each child. This program also offers the child an opportunity to practice emotional self-regulation as they transition into being left on their own without the parent/caregiver.

Age: 36 -60 months

Time:
1) Tuesdays 9:30 am-11:30 am
8 sessions: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 & June 25

2) Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm
8 sessions: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 & June 25

3) Fridays 9:30am-11:30am
8 sessions: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21 & June 28

Price: $160.00

Location: Willow Room

 

Programs for children 4+ years:

Young Engineers Jr. Bricks Challenge (4-6 Years)

This fun and unique program is for young kids in preschool, daycare and kindergarten. The Junior Bricks Challenge program incorporates tactile, motor, and spatial skills while introducing science and engineering principles using LEGO® building blocks.

Program Subjects Include:

Basic and complex mathematics: Instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents
Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more
Powers and principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.

Age: 4-6 Years - Parent and child participation program

Time: Saturdays 9:30-10:30
7 sessions - May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 & June 29 (no class May 18 - long weekend)

Price:
$152.20
* Registration is for 1 child and 1 parent/caregiver. 1 parent/caregiver may have up to 2 children in the program

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at http://mb.e2youngengineers.com/

Young Engineers Bricks Challenge (6-10 Years)

The Bricks Challenge program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-10) to the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By integrating basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process, children grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts.

Program Subjects Include:

Basic and complex mathematics: Instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents
Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more
Powers and principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.

Age: 6-10 Years

Time: Saturdays 10:45-12:00
7 sessions: May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 & June 29 (no class May 18 - long weekend)

Price: $221.48

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at http://mb.e2youngengineers.com/

RoboBricks (6-10 Years)

Using LEGO® parts and LEGO® WeDo graphic programming to build robots, Robo Bricks enrichment program participants learn software engineering, technology, entrepreneurship and math (STEM). During each lesson, students will assemble a robot that will perform a predetermined task. Constructing these robots will develop each student’s ability to create computer algorithms and capability to implement those computed codes.
Each student in Robo Bricks enrichment program will design a software and mechanical engineering project. Students will be critiqued by potential “investors” after they present their project proposals.

Age: 6-10 Years

Time: Mondays, 5:30 to 6:45 PM
4 sessions - June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24

Price: $100.00

Location: Dorset Room

You're The Chef (10-13 Years)

Learn how to make two simple and nutritious recipes related to themes such as breakfasts, lunches and dinners. In the four, 90-minute sessions children will learn basic cooking skills, proper food preparation and safe food handling. This program is designed to help develop skills and confidence in order to be able to prepare healthy and tasty recipes.

Parents/Guardians are invited to join the program for the remaining 30 minutes each class.

Age: 8-13 Years

Time: Wednesday 5:30-7:30 PM
4 sessions - June 5, June 12, June 19 & June 26

Price: $75.00

Location: Bronte Room

Robotics (10-15 Years)

Robotic and Software Engineering (R&SE), course focuses on exploring the world of robotics from a professional engineering perspective. Special emphasis on programming solutions promotes the creation of sophisticated and accurate robots. This encourages the comprehensive learning of science, technology, mechanical and software engineering, and math (STEM).

In order to provide a real life simulation of the complex engineering challenges that exist in the industry, R&SE enrichment program uses extensive teamwork and collaborative efforts.

Age: 10 - 15 Years

Time: Mondays, 5:30 to 6:45pm
4 sessions - June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24

Price: $100.00

Location: Bronte Room